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careated a Project in Eclipse, can't open it when I launch Eclipse the second time

 
ben oliver
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careated a Project in Eclipse, can't open it when I launch Eclipse the second time. When I click "File" there is only choice for "New --> File", no "open Project". How to do that ?
 
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Did you close the project before leaving Eclipse? Per default, closed projects aren't shown in the package explorer (but in the navigator, if I remember correctly). You can configure the explorer to show closed projects, though.

Another possibility is that you have set a working set that doesn't include your project, so that you don't see it.

By the way, you can have as many projects open at the same time as you like, so typically there is no real need in your daily work to close or reopen a project.
 
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the only reson you would want to close a project is if you have Eclipse set to auto build projects then you should not waist resources building projects that you are not working on at that moment ...
usualy you will not see open project link from the file menu,
if you see closed project it will be in light blue color,
you can right click on that and open it from context menu,
or if you dont see projects at all then either :
check the working set, you do this by clicking down pointing arrow in package explorer or navigation views, its a last button in top right corner and from there you should click edit active working set or deselect active working set (to display all projects)...
or check filters make sure that they do not fiter out your project.
 
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I don't think I closed the project. it just doesn't show up when I opened Eclipse...
 
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I think I "figured" out what's going on --- when I click "new" --> "project", I clicked "open from existing source" and pick the directory where I have already had bunch of source codes (I never made a Eclipse "project" for them though), then after that when I opened eclipse again, I never see it...

I realized that I can see the project if I do "import" --> "existing project in workspace", then pick that one. here are my follow-up questions --

1. I have had a bunch of source codes and just want to create a "project" out of it. That's why I picked "new" --> "project"--> "open from existing source". but then the system "forces" me to put my project over there. is there a way I can utilize the source codes but create the project in a different location ?

2. Is there a way I can let Eclipses immediately display the project when I start eclipse, without having to go through this "import" --> "existing project in workspace" ?
 
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Originally posted by ben oliver:
1. I have had a bunch of source codes and just want to create a "project" out of it. That's why I picked "new" --> "project"--> "open from existing source". but then the system "forces" me to put my project over there.


What's wrong with that?


2. Is there a way I can let Eclipses immediately display the project when I start eclipse, without having to go through this "import" --> "existing project in workspace" ?


Once you have created a project inside your workspace (no matter how you did do that), it should show up immediately the next time you start Eclipse with the same workspace.

Can you tell us the *exact* details about what you are doing?
 
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